This Grilled Orange Salmon Recipe with a Maple Glaze is a delicious meal. Healthy, yet indulgent enough to eat on a date night! Throw in a glass of bubbly and you’ve got yourself a perfect meal.
Focusing on healthy eating? Wanting to search for a great grilled salmon recipe? This is one of our favorites. Combine that with the perfect salmon pairing, Prosecco Superiore, and you’ve got a perfect date night meal.
Look for wild caught salmon like Columbia River King (Chinook), or Coho. Great salmon with good fat content is best when grilling.
Ask the fist monger to remove the pin bones. These pin bones are cartilage that are not pleasant to eat or pick through as you eat the fish. It’s better to remove them prior to cooking. If you plan to cook a lot of fish with bones, invest in good culinary tweezers.
Let’s make this simple, yet full of flavor.
Chefs Tip: Make sure your grill grates are clean and slightly oiled. Salmon skin and flesh will stick to dirty grills. But if you dab a little oil onto a paper towel over clean grates, it helps prevent the fish from sticking.
Good quality salmon can be cooked to medium rare. We grill salmon until the internal temperature of the salmon in the thickest part reaches 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Carry over cooking will continue and cook it to about 130 – 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a good instant read thermometer like the Thermoworks MK4 Thermapen for the best salmon.
The less fat in the salmon, the more quickly it will cook. So be sure to account for your timing based on what type of salmon you buy.
Pair this dish with an Extra Dry style Prosecco Superiore DOCG or your favorite bottle of Prosecco. The tender meat and the flavorful orange maple glaze is the perfect compliment to the bright fruity sparkling wine. Alternatively a Pinot Gris/Grigio or off dry Riesling works great with this dish too.
This post was originally published in December of 2018 and updated in May, 2022 to include more details on the salmon and the grilling steps.
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